Made to Measure Curtains
Pattern Book specialise in bespoke made to measure curtains and blinds service for your home.
All curtains are available to customers with a choice of stylish headings. We take pride in offering only the finest curtains at the best price for your home, which we finish to the highest standards.
Our curtain service also includes a choice of luxurious finishes. The standard lining is a high-quality ivory lining that can be interlined or blackout according to your preference. Another option is to add boxed Pelmets or Valances to create a gorgeous finishing touch.
You can also opt for any of the following embellishments to add that extra personalisation:
- A quirky braid border
- A funky fring
- Simple double piping
Ask us about our range of luxury poles and tracks which are available with fitting. We offer a wide range of choice for poles and tracks to suit every decor.
Clarke & Clarke
Ashley Wilde Group
Romo Group / Villa Nova
Finding your Perfect Curtain
CHOOSING YOUR CURTAIN FABRIC
The first thing to consider when in the shop looking for your perfect new made to measure curtains is which fabric to choose. You will be able to look over samples of curtain material in shops. Materials such as velvet, linen and faux-silk are your best options when you get curtains made to measure.
Faux-silk is a great option, given that it is very durable and will not fade over time in a room that gets a lot of sunlight. Compared to real silk, faux-silk made to measure curtains will last much longer.
Your curtains' colour or pattern should be considered along with the material, as lighter colours will fade quicker than darker ones. Velvet or suede curtains are better at keeping the cold out than lighter fabrics, such as linen. Ultimately, it would be best to think about the room in which you plan to hang your made to measure curtains to see what material would be best for you.
Next, you need to measure to help you know how much material you will need when you order from the shop. You need to measure the track or pole from which curtains will hang first using a measuring tape.
Then you should measure the drop from the track or pole to how low you want your curtains to hang. There you go, it's as simple as that!
The next consideration you need to make regarding your made to measure curtains is the lining. Whether functional, such as blackout blinds or for keeping drafts at bay or just another layer of decoration, the lining is another crucial decision in creating the perfect made to measure curtains.
CHOOSING A CURTAIN LINING
The next choice you need to make regards the style of heading on the curtain. This will significantly affect your curtains' look as they hang from the track or pole above your window.
You may decide whether you prefer hooks or pleats, such as pencil pleats or pinch pleats, depending on the look you want for your curtains. You may also consider eyelet curtains if you are planning to hang them from a pole.
SELECTING A HEADING STYLE
You will also need to decide whether you prefer curtain tracks or poles to close your curtains. Tracks provide a discreet way to hang your curtains, but only specific curtain headers work with them.
On the other hand, curtain poles can add more decoration and sophistication to your curtains when made to measure.
CHOOSING CURTAIN TRACKS & POLES
The next consideration is how to help hold your curtains open so light can enter the room through your windows. Your two main choices are tiebacks and holdbacks.
Tiebacks consist of the same material as the curtain themselves and provide an excellent, elegant and stylish way to hold your curtains open. Conversely, holdbacks are hard materials that resemble hooks, in which you gather your curtains for them to hold.
Depending on what look you wish your curtains to have, you should consider whether tiebacks or holdbacks would best suit your plans.
CHOOSING CURTAIN TIEBACKS & HOLDBACKS
Depending on which header you have selected for made to measure curtains and whether they will hang free from a track or pole will all affect how you will fit your curtains.
If you have selected a track, place the tracking hooks into the header tape at the top of your curtains. These are adjustable so that you may adjust the size of your curtains.
After this, slide the hooks into the track. You may use a little household polish to ensure that the hooks glide free and smooth. If you have chosen a pole to hang your made to measure curtains, you will need to attach your curtain rings before fitting the pole. After this, it is merely a matter of matching the hooks in your curtain header to the rings.
Are you looking for made to measure curtains in Silverstone, Northamptonshire or the surrounding areas? Contact our soft furnishing expert today to discuss your requirements. Call 01327 855440.